Sheikh Russel face Bashundhara Kings in Independence Cup final tomorrow


DHAKA, Dec 25, 2018 (BSS)- Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra will take on new
powerhouse Bashundhara Kings in the grand final of the Independence Cup
football scheduled to be held tomorrow (Wednesday) at country’s premier venue
Bangabandhu National Stadium.

Ahead of the final, both the teams expressed their high hope to finish the
domestic calendar with a happy note by winning the trophy. State-owned
Bangladesh Television will telecast live stream while Bangladesh Betar will
provide live commentary of the high voltage final that kicks off at 4.30 pm.

Addressing at a pre match press conference held at the conference room of
Bangladesh Football Federation Bhaban Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra coach AKM
Saiful Bari Titu termed his team as a favorite one in the final.

He said if his boys play well and gives their best in the final, the
results will go in favor of them.

Sheikh Russel KC captain Ashraful Islam Rana was also confident about
winning the tournament title. He said they want to become champions by
playing good football in the final.

Bashundhara Kings coach Oscar Wilian Bruzon Barreras said it is the second
time his team is able to reach final in this session after the Federation Cup
and they want to get rid of the grief of defeat in Federation Cup final and
emerge as champions by playing the best football in tomorrow’s final.

Bangladesh Football Federation general secretary Abu Nayeem Sohag, among
others, were present on the occasion.

Earlier, Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra moved to the final in the tournament
beating Brothers Union Club by 2-0 goals in the first semi-final while
Bashudhora Kings booked the place of final as they beat Abahani Limited by 7-
6 goals in sudden death of the match in the keenly contested second semis.